Can Dogs Get The Coronavirus?

Can Dogs Get The Coronavirus?

Author WDF Staff


By now you have probably heard about the Coronavirus and its effects. Probably every dog owner first asked the questions: Can my dog be infected and get the Coronavirus?

At this time there is no evidence that dogs can be infected with this new coronavirus. However, it is recommended that you wash your hand with soap after contact with dogs. This way you will protect yourself from various bacteria that can pass between dogs and humans says the World Health Organization.

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Canine Coronavirus disease exists but it’s not linked to the current Coronavirus that you read daily in the news (the virus that started in Wuhan). It’s important to know that Canine Coronavirus disease doesn’t affect humans.

If the dog ends up with Coronavirus in most cases he will not show any symptoms, but on occasion, he will have diarrhea and poor appetite. So you need to closely watch your dog and if you notice anything different take him to the vet. At this point, there have not been reported cases of passing Coronavirus from dogs to humans.

The most important thing is to maintain good hygiene – regularly wash your hands, cover your mouth when you sneeze and for your dog – don’t let him eat poop and regularly bathe him.

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